Earlier today, Google started pushing the Android 5.0.1 update to the Nexus 4 and Nexus 6. Of course, it’s likely to take a few weeks for all devices to receive the over-the-air (OTA) update.
We have good news for those that just can’t wait a minute more. You can download the OTA Zip file and manually update your Nexus 4 without losing any of your data.
Just follow our step-by-step guide. If you already know what you’re doing, we have the download link below.
Nexus 4 (occam) From LRX21T to LRX22C (5.0.1)
Just as Google announced the Lollipop update for Android Wear devices, the companion app for smartphones is also receiving an update today. This update is quite substantial in the overall scheme of things as it introduces the Material Design UI, which has been missing from the app so far.
A trio of devices from Samsung operating on T-Mobile’s network are receiving software updates. The Galaxy S 4, Galaxy Tab 4 8.0 LTE, and Galaxy Avant are the devices getting attention today.
The updates for the Galaxy S 4 and Galaxy Avant are identical. Both devices added Chinese as a supported language. The build for the Galaxy S 4′s update is M919UVUFNK2 while the Galaxy Avant’s is G386TUVU1ANK3.
The Galaxy Tab 4, though, is getting a heavier update that stabilizes the user experience. The build is T337TUVU1BNK4.
Source: T-Mobile (1) (2) (3)
Google has been slowly but surely updating each of its Android apps to the new Material Design layout, the benefits of which are a simpler design, a fresh, new look to the applications, and hopefully a little more stability.
Samsung is currently in the process of pushing out an update to all KT, SK Telecom and LG Uplus variants of the Galaxy S5 located in Korea. In terms of added functionality, this upgrade brings the much-anticipated Android 5.0 Lollipop build, together with a handful of bug fixes, stability improvements and speed optimizations.
Hit the break for the full changelog.
Another Motorola device is among the first to receive an over-the-air software update. Owners of last year’s Moto G (XT1033) are being asked to download Android 5.0. It provides all of the Lollipop goodness including Material Design and a slew of features like notification controls. In the update message, Motorola did not say how big the file is; however, we assume it is rather large. The software version is 220.21.16.en.03.
Let us know in the comments if you have received the software update.
Via: XDA Developers
Verizon is currently rolling out an over-the-air (OTA) update to all variants of its carrier-branded LG G3 located in the United States. The upgrade brings support for Advanced Calling 1.0, as well as the latest version of all of LG’s stock apps, including: Contacts, Email, Camera and BackUp.
HTC was expected to roll out the Android 5.0 update for the GPe One M7 and the One M8 a couple of weeks ago. But unfortunately, the update was delayed for reasons unknown to us at the time. The manufacturer has now started rolling out the update, but it’s not Android 5.0 as many expected. The manufacturer is sending out the Android 5.0.1 update instead, which was only recently made available for the Nexus 7, Nexus 9 and the Nexus 10.
This explains the delay in rolling out the update for the two GPe devices. HTC’s Mo Versi claims that the roll out will officially commence at noon today (12/5), so most users should have it by the end of the day. The standard One M8 and One M7 are expected to receive the Android 5.0 update within a month from now.
Have you seen the update on your GPe One M7 or One M8? Let us know below.
A couple of days ago, OnePlus took to their blog to announce that One devices in India would not receive support from Cyanogen due to a deal between Micromax and Cyanogen.
Today Cyanogen published their own blog post in order to clarify misinformation. They pledged that all OnePlus One devices will receive OTA firmware updates. When they say “all” they mean “all.” If you haven’t figured it out yet, this means India devices too.
So this is obviously good news for OnePlus owners in India. Are you rocking a OnePlus One? How do you like it?
As reported yesterday, Google has updated the Nexus 7 2013 (WiFi), Nexus 9 (WiFi), and Nexus 10 to Android 5.0.1. Factory images were already posted, which you can use to manually update your device, but unless you’re unlocked, the preferred method is updating with the actual over-the-air (OTA) update since you won’t lose your data.
Good news!! The OTA updates are now available to download for the Nexus 7 2013 (WiFi) and the Nexus 10. The Nexus 9 should be available shortly.
We have the download links after the break, and don’t forget to check out our extensive guide on installing the OTA update to your Nexus device. If you prefer to go the factory image route, we have an extensive guide on that one as well.